Studying Creative Writing helps you to harness the full expressive potential and persuasive power of language. It provides you with the tools and the confidence to approach a wide range of literary forms – from short fiction to immersive journalism, poetry to scriptwriting for the stage, radio and screen – with aesthetic judgement and practical command.
Economics with Creative Writing BSc
The Economics with Creative Writing BSc will help you develop wide-ranging skills, from the mathematical to the creative. A degree for polymaths, you will study the economic and political forces that impact our lives, while also learning to develop your writing skills – allowing you to communicate your economic knowledge effectively. You will have the chance to develop your analytical skills and to apply them to a huge variety of subjects, from analysing poetry, scripts, fiction and nonfiction, to analysing quantitative data and human behaviours.
The Economics with Creative Writing degree aims to prepare students to be educated observers of economic and socio-political processes. The combination of technical and analytical Economics training together with the study of Creative Writing gives students the ability to produce sophisticated economic thoughts and communicate them effectively and appropriately for different audiences.
Teaching & learning
You will experience an average of over 10 high-quality contact hours with academics per week, typically consisting of:
- 6 hours of degree lectures
- 1-hour one-to-one tutorial
- 1-hour small group tutorial
- 1.5 hours LAUNCH seminar
- 2 hours NCH Diploma lectures
Timetables are usually made available to students during Freshers’ Week. Teaching can be scheduled to take place during any day of the week. However, when possible, Wednesday afternoons are usually reserved for sports and cultural activities.
New College of the Humanities’ degrees have been designed and created by the College’s world-class professors and faculty. The courses reflect their areas of expertise and research interests, meaning that they are strongly engaged with the material that they will teach you, and there may be opportunities for students to participate in active research. Read more
In the case of the Economics major and minor, the curriculum is overseen and advocated by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS, who has the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. Sir Partha has taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the University of Cambridge and the University of Manchester.
In the case of the Creative Writing minor, the curriculum is overseen and developed by Jaya Savige BA, MPhil (UQ), PhD (Cantab – pending), Gates Cambridge Scholar, poet and Poetry Editor of The Australian.
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The New College of the Humanities undergraduate degree programmes have been validated by Solent University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Solent University award of the BSc (Hons).
To reflect the greater richness of your studies and the additional Core Courses and professional development programme that you study at the College, you will be awarded the NCH Diploma in addition to your degree. The diploma sets you apart from other graduates by marking the greater breadth of your education at the College. The NCH Diploma is a non-credit bearing award.
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